Due to the need for transparent and nonintrusive installation, generating highest quality NetFlow statistics, and storing copy of historical data for a short period of time as well as to have ability to install additional modules in the future, a hardware probe was used. Among others it was decided to use 4-port Flowmon hardware probe to offload network routers from additional tasks like generating NetFlow stats. Probe stores the data for the required period of time, provides visualization, analysis and reports for the further needs of network engineers.
The solution analyzes and visualizes generated flows, potentially dangerous or deviant events, and thus makes it possible to discern unwanted network communication and security breaches.
“Flowmon is used in our company both by networking professionals and
administrators. Each of them receives the information necessary to do their
job. On this basis, we are able to pursue our strategic objectives, monitor
and analyze network traffic for potential threats and generate reliable
statistics. Flowmon builtin features like multitenant, rights management and
distribution of applications for different user groups depending on their
authorization is also allowing us to efficiently metering and transparently
reporting on network infrastructure use.
I think the biggest benefit of the implementation is ability to provide quick and reliable information about the networking events. Flowmon is extremely valuable tool to automate the process of monitoring of our own data center infrastructure as well as client systems.”